(Closed) Fellow Teacher Bees, please help me answer this question!

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would cut it down to 2 tops. My resume was 1.5, and even that seemed long. Only put in the very most recent and important experiences. Does your college have a career services dept? I would check with them, and see what they say about cutting it down.

Post # 4
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9918 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Make sure your descriptions of each experience are concise.  My resume has been two pages for the past five years; I cannot make it more concise.  Include your education, your student teaching, and maybe one or two jobs you’ve had.  

If you would like me to look at your resume, I will.  Let me know!

Post # 5
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2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know it sounds tough to cut, but it can be done. It takes lots of thinking and editing the silliest things. Work with spacing, font, changing the layout, editing small words and rephrasing things to make it shorter, but so it still has all the same content.

Check the different layouts out there and see what works best for you. Maybe by having a small paragraph then a couple bullet points under each example saves you space and gets more information in instead of all bullet points. Something like this http://www.workbloom.com/resume/example/education-curriculum-vitae.aspx

Its less about deleting information, but reducing the words it takes to convey the same message so instead of

  • Assisted in selecting the study materials and supplementary guides and designed fall learning parts on that new curriculum

It becomes

  • Designed the English portion of a curriculum and selected the supplementary materials

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you played around with font sizes and margins?  For instance, times new roman is a smaller font than something like arial.  Push the margins out to .5″instead of a full inch.  Make sure your word processing program isn’t set to add extra spaces in between lines and that you don’t have huge indents that are taking up space.  I definitely think you should be at no more than 2 pages but before you cut content, I’d try to manipulate formatting!  Good luck!  If you want a second set or eyes to look it over, feel free to PM me and I’ll give you my email =)

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m in Ontario as well and I’m very familiar with applytoeducation, lol. In my experience, principals search the database by your qualifications and yrs of experience. I wouldn’t stress too much about the length of your resume!

Any more questions, I’m happy to help 🙂

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